Jan. 1, 1937 — July 7, 2013
John Gordon Welshons of Stillwater died peacefully on July 7, 2013, surrounded by his family. He is survived by wife, Lois (Schrantz); son, Tim (Ann); daughters, Sarah (Stephen) Bennett, and Kate (Scott) Mensen; brothers, Benjamin (Margaret) and Mervyn (Echo) Welshons, and grandchildren, Nicholas, Jack, and Daniel Welshons; Samuel, William, and John Bennett, and Charlotte, Caroline, and Joseph Mensen. He is preceded in death by parents, Mervyn and Charlotte (Hassman) Welshons; brother Glendon, and sisters-in-law, Margaret Schrantz and Margaret (Parent) Schrantz. John was passionate about his family and his friendships, his time spent at Teal Lake, researching family history and his ongoing spiritual quest. John began his professional life as a teacher and spent many years in publishing at George A. Pflaum, Winston Press and American Guidance Service. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 214 N. Third Street in Stillwater. Visitation is 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday before the service at the church.